ERIC Number: ED185291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun-16
Reference Count: 0
The Community, The County Prison and You... A Study of the Involvement of Community Agencies in County Correctional Programs. A 309 Adult Education Special Project.
Stauffer, James D.
Through description and discussion of the county prison's setting and potential for adult education, this booklet presents guidelines for successful correctional services. (It was designed as a supplement to a community-centered county correctional workshop.) An introductory section describes the prison setting including regulation of Pennsylvania county prisons, classification of prison populations, and description of the typical county jail (problems, policies, philosophy, etc.). Adult education in county prisons is discussed from the standpoint of the problems of inmates, educational procedures peculiar to prison environments, and suggested curriculum possibilities. Notes on counseling services list types of client crises and types of counseling needed. Under "Vocational Programs" the unemployment syndrome, vocational screening systems, and various types of occupational training opportunities are described. The need for promoting public awareness is emphasized in the section on community involvement followed by an outline of contacts which potentially have something to offer any county prison in terms of services. Topic headings are education programs, business and industry, local government officials, federal and state agencies, and local and municipal services agencies. A final section on challenges discusses federal, state, and local funding sources with notes on making programs work. (JT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Involvement, Community Organizations, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, County Programs, Institutional Environment, Local Government, Prisoners, Public Relations
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit, 1110 Enterprise Rd., East Petersburg, PA 17520 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, Lancaster, PA.
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